In a major setback to the Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen, the launching commander of the outfit Bashir Ahmad Peer alias Imtiyaz Alam was killed on Monday in Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Peer was killed on Monday evening after an assailant shot at him from point-blank range outside a shop in Rawalpindi. On October 4, the Centre designated him as a terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his role in terror activities including providing logistics to the banned